Nations Brothers

Profile:
Old-time Mississipi duo Shelton (fiddle) & Marshall (guitar) Nations. Deeply into a bluesy sound were Lincoln County's Nations Brothers, Shelton on fiddle and Marshall on guitar. Of the 10 sides they cut in 1935, 8 were issued. "Magnolia One-Step" with some complex bowing licks. Shelton executes similar technique in "Negro Suppertime." The timing idiosyncrasies some say delineate much of Mississippi's golden age of fiddling are brought to a head in "Sales Tax Toddle." Great bowing, left hand slides, eccentric pauses and timing. . . "Bankhead Blues" is simply one of the most beautiful and most slippery blues pieces ever recorded.
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Singles & EPs

Nations Brothers - Bankhead Blues / Magnolia One Step album art Nations Brothers Bankhead Blues / Magnolia One Step Vocalion (2) US 1936 Sell This Version
7-05-78 Nations Brothers - Negro Supper Time / Honeymoon Waltz album art Nations Brothers Negro Supper Time / Honeymoon Waltz(Shellac, 10") Melotone 7-05-78 US 1937 Sell This Version
03184 Nations Brothers - Lincoln County Blues / Sales Tax Toddle album art Nations Brothers Lincoln County Blues / Sales Tax Toddle(Shellac, 10") Vocalion (2) 03184 US Unknown Sell This Version